Let’s Go For A Dip
April 13, 2012
We see a lot of trends in design and they come and go, some I embrace, some I shun, but there’s one I’m loving lately and that’s the paint dip trend. Popping up all over the web are DIY projects and home decor where various pieces from furniture to kitchen utensils have been dipped in paint and *confession time* I’m really loving it. Why? Well, first of all I love color blocking. And I love anything two tone done well, it makes the piece more interesting IMHO. And I also love paint. Have I mentioned?
The best reason is, what could be more simple than a DIY project that involves some painter’s tape and the use of your paint color of choice to spruce up something ordinary. Am I right?
House and Home via Poppytalk
For me the attraction is the asymmetrical nature of it all. Never picking a halfway point, but rather choosing a more mischievous place to tape off your wood before you paint is really the key to the look.
IKEA hack via The Sweet Beast
Retailers are on to this trend too, just look at this uber popular dipped side table over at West Elm which is sadly no longer available.
Here are two similar dipped stool projects to inspire:
There’s plenty of clever dipped decor out there as well, like these paint dipped chopsticks from Poppytalk.
And these kitchen utensils from House of Earnest.
Of course Martha showed us how to make paint dipped baskets too.
This trend is a cousin of the ombre phenomenon and also the enthusiasm for using colored dye to dip textiles or clothing, and for crafting various home decor from window panels to pillows,
Personally, I’m loving the paint dip trend in home accessories, here are a few favorites.
Are you tempted to dabble in the paint dip trend? Do you prefer the more subtle gradation from ombre techniques or are you thinking of a DIY project that involves dipping with fabric dye? Spill it, I would love to know.